Paynetown State Recreation Area

  • 4850 S. State Road 446
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 837-9546

This state operated recreational area on the northeast side of Monroe Lake offers electric and non-electric camping, a beach, boat rental service, a marina with gas sales and a camp store. The DNR-staffed Interpretive Center is located near the park entrance. Entrance fee or state park pass required.

Monroe Lake is also known locally as Lake Monroe and Monroe Reservoir.

Lakeside Gaming

People of all ages are invited to Paynetown State Recreation Area, 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, on Sunday, December 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. for an afternoon of board gaming inside the Paynetown Activity Center. Property entrance is free during the winter months and there is no charge to... Learn more